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Adding Ophthalmology To Your OR

Diversifying your OR with multiple physician specialties is a great way to increase revenue for your OR because it adds more potential revenue sources. Now you may be reading this and already know that Ophthalmology is not the most lucrative specialty for your OR.

Read the following article that highlights the top 10 physician specialties that generate the most revenue for hospitals. Note that Ophthalmology is NOT in the top 10 list. So why are we bringing it up?

Adding Ophthalmology to your OR is a great way to increase billable OR time.

 

Offering Ophthalmology (especially Cataract Surgery) in your OR can bring great benefits to your OR. Cataract cases are generally quick, and a good surgeon can bring upwards of 10-20 cases per day to your OR. This can help stabilize downtime in your OR and increase billable OR time dramatically.

The caveat (that you probably gathered from the above-linked article) is that Ophthalmic cases are not the most lucrative cases when compared to other specialties like Ortho. A big factor in this truth is the expense of all the nuanced equipment and supplies needed for Ophthalmic cases.

However, adding Ophthalmic cases to your OR with the help of Surgical Direct helps offset your startup cost dramatically, allowing your Ophthalmic cases to generate revenue for your OR from day 1. Surgical Direct’s Mobile Cataract Service allows you to be fully up and running for cataract surgery in your OR with no capital expenditure.

The current financial landscape requires all of us to be creative and intentional about adding revenue sources to make up the dramatic loss the healthcare system has sustained from COVID-19.

Right now might be a really good time to explore the possibility of adding Ophthalmic specialty cases to your OR to help fill up your OR schedule and get back to work.

So why work with Surgical Direct and what are the benefits?

We are so glad you asked!

The number 1 reason why it’s beneficial to work with Surgical Direct?

We create the opportunity for you to add eye cases to your OR without spending a dollar in capital (seriously, save it for more lucrative specialties!). Plus we provide outstanding in-room support for every case!

For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations. We provide stability, service, and efficiency to your OR with per-case pricing and the flexibility to use what you want, when you need it. This includes:

  • New Phaco Systems (Like Alcon Centurion, B&L Stellaris, & J&J Signature Pro)
  • Ophthalmic Microscopes (Like Alcon LX3 & Zeiss Lumera)
  • Ample Instrument Trays (Enough to keep your day moving & meet state sterilization guidelines)
  • Case Supply Management (Drapes, blades, cannulas, and bss)
  • IOL Consignment Management (Including premium & backup lenses)
  • As-Needed Supply Requests (Malyugin Rings, CTRs, and Vitrectors)
  • Quality On-Demand Support (In-room help with the equipment and turnover on every case)
  • And so much more…

Now is a great time to start the dialogue about an upgraded cataract program with Surgical Direct. Contact our team today for more information.

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Increase Your Cataract Surgery Capacity

In the near future, partnerships and creative solutions may be the difference in quickly ramping up your cataract surgery intake after Covid19. The reality we are all facing, due to the halt of elective surgery, is Ophthalmologists and OR facilities alike will be looking for creative ways to stretch their resources and figure out how to make up for lost time.

Surgical Direct Inc is the partner you’ve been looking for!

Surgical Direct Inc is here to help increase your Cataract Surgery Capacity.

For 20 years, Surgical Direct Inc has been perfecting cataract surgery support operations. We provide stability, service, and efficiency to your OR with per-case pricing and flexibility to use what you want, when you need it.

This includes:

  • New Phaco Systems (Like Alcon Centurion, B&L Stellaris, & WhiteStar Signature Pro)
  • Ophthalmic Microscopes (Like Alcon LX3 & Zeiss Lumera)
  • Case Supply Management (Drapes, blades, cannulas, and bss)
  • IOL Consignment Management (Including premium & backup lenses)
  • As-Needed Supply Requests (Malyugin Rings, CTRs, and Vitrectors)
  • Quality On-Demand Support (In-room help with the equipment and turnover on every case)
  • And so much more…

Now may be the time that you should seriously consider a cataract outsourcing partnership. A partnership with Surgical Direct Inc gives you the option to:

1) Operate with the latest Phaco & Microscope without spending any capital dollars.

That’s right…$0 dollars of investment. Use your capital for more profitable specialties.

2) Increase your capacity to 2 (or even 3) rooms for cataracts in the same surgical day.

We’ll provide enough equipment (and in-person support) to run 2 or 3 rooms. This can increase your daily case volume and significantly tackle your case back log.

3) Grow your eye practice intake with new satellite locations, using the same standardized case supplies, equipment, and service.

For Ophthalmologists, starting satellite locations expands your patient intake potential, which can significantly increase your practice revenue. We specialize in satellite surgery, and our satellite surgeons love our dependability and consistency, no matter where they operate.

4) Expand your availability and add surgical days to your facility (without putting more strain on the OR staff and admin team), including options for Friday & Saturday surgery days.

Getting creative about adding surgery days may be a huge help in tackling your back log. Surgical Direct is now offering the option to support Saturday surgery days for our clients.

5) Jumpstart a Cataract Program in a facility that currently does not offer Cataracts. 

Perhaps you are reading this post as an OR administrator looking for creative ways to add to new revenue streams to your OR and currently do not facilitate cataracts in your OR. You are in the right place!

If you have a desire to get Cataracts started in your facility, Surgical Direct is the partner you’ve been looking for. Our turn-key cataract program allows you to get cataracts started in your facility, mitigating the hassle and upstart capital to do so. 

Our plug & play program connects surgeons, hospitals/ASCs, and referring OD’s in your community, to get the ball rolling. We then provide the equipment and supplies to your facility on surgery day. Starting a cataract program in your facility is easier with Surgical Direct.

Now is a great time to start the dialogue about an upgraded cataract program.

We are all in this together!

Contact our team today for more information.

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Navigating COVID-19

The days we are living right now are unprecedented. It is remarkable how every day in the last week has brought dramatic changes to our nation and our economy. No one seems to be unaffected. We all have had to shift and adjust to this progressive situation and adapt quickly.

At Surgical Direct Inc, we believe in (and have built our company on) a culture of serving others. We serve doctors, nurses, administrators, and patients. Deeper than that, we serve people.

In times like this, it’s important that we band together as a people and serve one another (using social distancing, of course). We are all in this together, and all of us have been affected.

We are following the COVID-19 updates closely, and our primary concern is for the health and safety of our team, patients, facility staff and doctors. As the situation develops and more mandates are put into place the help “soften the curve” of the spread of this virus around the country, we are doing our best to adapt and follow suit.

In light of social distancing, it feels like most of the country is starting to shut down, so we anticipate less surgery over the next few weeks. And even though it’s difficult to plan for what the future looks like right now, there is light at the end of the tunnel.

The COVID-19 pandemic will come to an end.

So, as we stay safe over these next few weeks, now is a great time to think of a plan of action going forward.

Surgical Direct Inc is a trusted partner that you can count on. We provide the latest cataract technology to your facility when you need it, as well as full-service provisions of ancillary supplies, lenses, and top-rated technical support.

As you begin to think about how your practice is going to “catch-up” after COVID-19, consider a partnership with Surgical Direct. We can help you operate in more locations, on more patients, with less of the operational headache.

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